CLOCTAL

'Cloc-tal'*- a fractal design that visualizes the passage of time*

- Jeffrey Ventrella (ventrella.com)

'Cloc-tal'

- Jeffrey Ventrella (ventrella.com)

Fractal Clocks

There are many examples throughout history of images depicting the passage of time, where several scales of time are shown. Rudy Rucker says that "Life is a fractal in Hilbert space". We experience time as events inside of events, and we measure it accordingly. The hands of a traditional clock rotate at different rates. Some recent examples of computer-animated fractal timepieces, such as Mayoff's Fractal Clock, are shown here...

There are many examples throughout history of images depicting the passage of time, where several scales of time are shown. Rudy Rucker says that "Life is a fractal in Hilbert space". We experience time as events inside of events, and we measure it accordingly. The hands of a traditional clock rotate at different rates. Some recent examples of computer-animated fractal timepieces, such as Mayoff's Fractal Clock, are shown here...

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Each recursive level of circles represents a specific scale of time. There are six:

Year Month Day Hour Minute Second

Besides the central circle, there are 2 'year' circles, 4 'month' circles, 8 'day' circles, 16 'hour' circles, 32 'minute' circles, and 64 'second' circles. Each pair of circles revolves according to its time scale. For instance, the smallest circles revolve every second. The circles that they are revolving around are themselves revolving every minute. And so on. If you watch closely for one minute, you can see the minute circles make a complete revolution.

Every night at 12:00 midnight, the second, minute, and hour circles of the

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The background color is dark blue-gray at midnight, and light blue at noon.

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